Saturday, February 7, 2009

When yarn attacks....

I finished plying my fugly yarn, as seen in a previous post. I took it off the bobbin and soaked it to set the twist. I thought I had securely tied it into a hank. Ummm, not so much. I also over-twisted it, because when I went to hang it up to dry some of it escaped the ties and it started curling on itself like crazy. Now, a rational person would just have let it dry, but not me. I tried to retie the darn thing, and my yarn attacked. It curled on itself and managed to end up in the most absurd not I've ever encountered. I was fuming and hollering obsenities that I'm sure my hard of hearing nieghbors were offended by. In the end, the yarn won. It now sits atop a cabinet in a pile of nots because I can't bring myself to throw it out, but I also don't want to untangle it. Makes sense, huh? I'm clearly very rational about it. The kicker is that I don't even want to use the yarn for anything. It's hideous! But it's my first wheel spun yarn.


  1. Did you say tangled yarn? I know a few people over at Post Mortem Thread Wanderers (including moi) who would happily detangle your yarn. We like a good challenge... I like to envision the part about you wrestling with the yarn and screaming obscenities! Good luck with your alpacas :)

  2. Thanks for the offer but sadly, the offending yarn has been sent to yarn heaven. After round two, I was KOed and tossed it. The fibers were a bad combo anyway. Corriedale and alpaca/merino/tencel. To much contrast of texture. Not to mention the colors...Oh well, it's surely not going to be my last adventure in the world of too much twist. At least next time I'll know who to contact before I admit defeat.